Definition of American sycamore
1. Noun. Very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico.
Group relationships: Genus Platanus, Platanus
Generic synonyms: Plane Tree, Platan, Sycamore
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Literary usage of American sycamore
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1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1915)
"The american sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is more correctly called the plane tree; ... The american sycamore is also known in some parts of the 1 Unless ..."
2. Trees of the Northern United States: Their Study, Description and by Austin Craig Apgar (1892)
"... smooth than those of the american sycamore. Fruit frequently clustered on the peduncles. This tree is similar to the american sycamore, and in many p. ..."
3. The American Agriculturist (1846)
"In consulting Mr. Browne on this subject, he has furnished us with the following list :— TREES AND SHRUBS. american sycamore, (Platanus occidentalis. ..."
4. The American Orchardist: Or, A Practical Treatise on the Culture and by James Thacher (1825)
"Button wood or american sycamore. Kentucky coffee tree, of singular growth with spikes of purple flowers. European Linden or lime tree. ..."
5. The American Educational Monthly for the School and the Family (1866)
"Of native woods, rock maple is considered best by some, while others prefer button-wood or american sycamore. The individuality of the balls being an ..."